Utah at a Glance
Utah is the 33rd most populous and 10th least densely-populated U.S. state with 2,942,902 people, according to 2014 estimates. It was the 45th state to join the union in 1896. The median household income in Utah is $68,017, and the median age the youngest in the country at 29.2 years.
Utah is located in the western United States. It shares a border the the west with Nevada, to the south with Arizona, to the north with Idaho and Wyoming, and to the East with Colorado. It also meets up in its southeast corner with the northwest corner of New Mexico. Utahs capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.?
Utah & Economy
Top industries in Utah include transportation, education, information technology, research, government services and mining. According to the Department of Labor Occupational Employment Statistics for 2013, one of the most popular and disproportionately represented occupations in Utah is forestry technician.
Utah Unemployment Rate
Utah has a relatively low unemployment rate of 3.5%, well below the national average of 5.6%.